Friday, August 5, 2011

"Imagine Peace" painted and dyed fabric

For Paint Party Friday
I am sharing
Imagine Peace.
It is hand dyed fabric and also
 painted with oil pastels
and watercolor crayons.
I also used paper fabric, beads
and free motion quilting.
The face was painted on a piece of muslin
with watercolor crayons.

Here it is pinned to my design board.
Below is a close up of the face.
I sewed leaf beads around part of her forehead.

The next picture shows detail at the bottom.
I stenciled the words on with oil pastels.
The little butterfly on the 'A' is just stamped on.

I stenciled/stamped/painted on some flowers here and there,
and some tiny blue birds in the canopy of the tree.
The stars are stenciled and then I used metallic thread on top
to bring them out a bit more.

The tree goddess roots and canopy
form the peace symbol,
as shown in the first picture above.

This fiber art piece will be entered in a show
in September for the Fiber Art Society
that I belong to.
The show is
"Much Made from Small Pieces" A World View.
This piece measures 24 inches by 34 inches.

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Savor the Day!


Faye said...

Wow, I love your fabric art. The tree goddess is so beautifully done.

Netty said...

Oh wow your mixed media art is stunning. Such a beautiful piece. Enjoy the weekend, Happy PPF, Annette x

Julie said...

This is absolutely magical and stunning.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Definitely stunning ~ Awesome! Bravo!

Happy PPF ~ Carol ^_^ (Share the Creative Journey)

Terrie said...

Oh my goodness! This is so lovely and so detailed and well thought out. I love the detail of adding the beads and all the stamping on fabric. Truly beautiful!

EVA said...

A wonderful peace/piece! Beautiful.

Gloria said...

Oh wow Yvonne. You've done an excellent job with this beautiful piece. It is just awesome and good luck in entering the piece, it's definitely worthy of winning. Great job, I'm in awe of it. Happy PPF!

Dawn said...

How beautiful, love the leaves on her fore head Dxx

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This is incredible- good luck, you deserve to win!
Happy PPF (a day late;))

carlarey said...

This is wonderful. Wish I could see all the pieces in this exhibit, I'll bet it's going to be fabulous. Good Luck!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous and wonderful details!

Barbara said...

So lovely, Yvonne, and with so much meaning. I love the flow of the tree, especially in the trunk. There's movement there, uncommon in tree trunks, of course, but this is not a common tree! :)

Pointy Pix said...

this is wonderful - so many techniques and medium in one piece!

Anne said...

Wow! This is really great. So beautiful! Love the techniques you used. Really unique and meaningful.

Happy PPF!

Melisa said...


Denni said... the tree and the feeling of it. Nice movement!

Geckostone said...

Your work takes my breath away! And I just love the title and meaning! Thanks so much for sharing how you did the individual parts! The face is so gorgeous!Deb

Annabelle said...


Heather said...

Wow this is awesome!!! I love this. I envy anyone that can sew! You are sure to win!!!